PREMIER HOLIDAY SHOPPING EVENTThursday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Glenmoor County Club, 110 Glenmoor Drive, Cherry Hills Village, benefiting Cancer League of Colorado. Enjoy lite bites and refreshments while you shop from over 24 local vendors. Free event. Attire: Festive daytime glam. RSVP by Nov. 11 at CLCHolidayShop@gmail.com
SOUTH SUBURBAN PARKS & REC HOCKEY FOR FREE
Children ages 4-9 to take to the ice at the South Suburban Sports Complex for USA Hockey’s annual Try Hockey for Free day. Learn the basics of hockey. No previous skating required. Hockey equipment provided. Nov. 6, 9-10 a.m. Coed; Nov. 7, 1-1:50 p.m. Girls Only and Nov. 7, 3:10-4:10 p.m., Coed. Info: 719-538-1124.
THE ACC FOUNDATION GRAPES & HOPS TO GRADS
Featuring local cuisine & silent auction. Taste a variety of wines, sample craft beers & enjoy local fare. Nov. 11, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Mike Ward Maserati Showroom, 1850 Lucent Ct.,Highlands Ranch. Tickets: www.arapahoe.edu/foundation events Questions: 720-985-8580. Pre-registration required.
GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME EVENT
Nov. 13, “Be Beautiful-Be Yourself” fashion show. Live Virtual Celebrity VIP reception 6 p.m.; program & musical performances 6:30 p.m. $25 tickets. Questions: 303-321-6277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWMAN CENTER PRESENTS JAZZ VOCALIST VERONIC SWIFT
The Robert & Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the Univ. of Denver presents Veronic Swift Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall. Tickets on sale at newmancenterpresents.com or by phone at 303-871-7720. Veronica brings new songs that mix classical with rock & roll and funk as well as jazz.
CONVERSATIONS WITH COMMISSIONERS
Thurs., Nov. 4 with Nancy Jackson, Commissioner District 4. Tues., Nov. 9 with Carrie Warren-Gully, Commissioner District 1. Virtual conversations about transportation in Arap. County. Details at arapahoegov.com/townhall
CHERRY CREEK REPUBLICAN WOMEN MEETING
Tues., Nov. 9, 11:45 a.m. Speaker: Greg Brophy, Former CO State Senator. Topic: Colorado’s 2021 Redistricting Maps. The election of 2022 & 2023 officers will take place. RSVP deadline: Nov. 2, 5 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS. Cost of Luncheon: $32.00. Double Tree by Hilton Denver Tech Center, 7801 E. Orchard Rd., Greenwood Village. Questions: Karen at 303-667-8767. RSVP: cherrycreekrepublicanwomen@ gmail.com
JUNIOR LEAGUE MILE HIGH HOLIDAY MART
Nov. 14 at Gates Field House on the Univ. of Denver campus. Masks & reservations are required. Local & national vendors. The League’s newest cookbook, Centennial Celebrations, are $20 at the show. Nov. 12: 3-8 p.m.; Nov. 13, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m; Nov. 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $10 in advance at JLD.org or at the door. VIP Private Shopping Event: Nov. 12, 1-3 p.m. Tickets $40.
ADESLKA INTRODUCES “DICKENS”
A Family Holiday Experience, a one-night theatrical & experiential event inspired by the classic Christmas tale “A Christmas Carol.” Sat., Dec. 11, 4-8 p.m. A variety of activities from ice skating to a holiday market, gourmet hot cocoa bar, story time with Charles Dickens, and more. Four Mile Historic Park. Two theatrical performances of the famed “A Christmas Carol” narrative played out along the path through the park.
Variety of food trucks & a full bar. Tickets online on Eventbrite Tickets: $25 ages 4-11 and $50 ages 12 & over. Ages 3 and under free. The park is located at 715 S Forest St., Denver.
THE ELIXIR OF LOVE CONCERT
Central City Opera and Denver Philharmonic Orchestra partner. Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 6, 3:00 p.m. A peasant and a soldier are causing on the same woman who’d rather keep swiping. June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Robert & Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Another performance coming on Nov. 30 is Fiestas Navidenas. Info: 303-871-7720.
COUNTY OFFICES CLOSED ON VETERANS DAY
RUE de A PARIS NÖEL STREET CHRISTMAS MARKET
Nov. 12 & 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Douglas County Events Center. Free Admission. Call 303-877-9457 or visit aparisstreetmarket.com
DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT
Nightly, Nov. 19-Jan. 8, 4:30-9 p.m., York Street. A twinkling winter wonderland. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
THE NUTCRACKER GALA
Nov. 19 at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex with all-new Nutcracker sets and costumes. Performance followed by dinner by Kevin Taylor. Gala tickets available at www.coloadoballt.org/gala or by calling 303-339-1640.
AFFORDABLE ARTS FESTIVAL
Online sale. Nov. 19 & 20. Over 65 artists offering their art online for $100 or less. Admission to the site is $12 with proceeds going to the Arapahoe Community College Foundation to fund scholarships. Info: www.AffordableArtsFestival.com
CHATFIELD FARMS TRAIL OF LIGHTS
Nov. 26 – Jan. 2 5-8:30 p.m. Winding path glistening with lights. Lights synchronized to music in the children’s play area and two three-sided light tunnels. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
TESORO CULTURAL CENTER’S HOLIDAY EVENTS
Nov. 28, The Farolito Lighting & Pinecone Ceremony; 4-5:30 p.m. From 4-5:30 p.m. light the farolitos in the courtyard while enjoying 1830s &1840s Christmas carols, performed by students from Colo. School of Mines & strolling musicians. Dec. 5, Holiday Auction Party; Dec. 24, Las Posadas on Christmas Eve. The Fort Restaurant, 19192 Hwy 8 in Morrison. Dec. 24, 4-5:30 p.m. Las Posadas celebration commemorating Mary & Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem on the night of Jesus’ birth. Info: 303-839-1671.
COLORADO BOOK AWARDS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Awards are presented in at least ten categories. Submissions are due by Jan. 7, 2022. Books must be published in Oct.-Dec. 2020 and 2021. Entry forms: visit the Colorado Book Awards webpage.